Regular bars & cafés
Café Orloff Amsterdam –
Kadijksplein 11, 1018 AC
Great bar for the summer with a large outdoor terrace.
From our place it’s about a 5 min walk.
Great bar with a large terrace that gets the evening sunshine so great for after work beers
T.T. Neveritaweg 59, 1033 WB
Great bar for the summer with a large outdoor space and views over the river. Swim at your own risk.
Take the 906 ferry to NDSM (it’s free and take 10 mins) and it’s about a 5 min walk.
Hannekes Boom –
Dijksgracht 4, 1019 BS
Another lovely bar for the summer with a large outdoor area and great views over oosterdok and NEMO.
Cafe Stevens (and Nieuwmarkt) –
Geldersekade 123I, 1011 EN
Nieuwmarkt is a great place full of bars that get the sun in the evening during the summer. Stevens is nice for lunch too.
Vinkenstraat 57, 1013 JM
Cocktail bar with some options for takeaway – a james bond style cocktain in a takeaway bottle.
Bellamyplein 51, 1053 AT
Does what it says on the tin, a hall filled with food. Think a food court but better food and drinks.
Zwanenburgwal 232, 1011 JH
A great neighbourhood place for a bottle of wine at sundown or a coffee in the morning.
Café de Sluyswacht –
Jodenbreestraat 1, 1011 NG
Nice café with views along Oudeschans from the terrace at the back. Amsterdam is not known for it’s service and even then I would say service here is hit and miss. But nice views so…
Bar TwentySeven –
Dam 27 – 1012 JS
Fancy hotel cocktail bar with views over Dam Square. I recommend the new interpretation of the moscow mule.
Located on top of the A’DAM Tower in Amsterdam North, A’DAM LOOKOUT is mainly known as an observation deck and we recommend it for that also but there is a lot more to it.
A ticket to the Sky Deck will also give you access to the outdoor rooftop bar, where you can enjoy the views with some snacks and drinks. On the floors below you also find the indoor restaurants Madam and Moon.
SkyLounge Amsterdam LuminAir –
Double Tree Hilton Rooftop, Oosterdoksstraat 4, 1011 DK
Expect quite steep prices, but also a great vibe in the evening as it is a hotel bar after all, also a fabulous view as it’s considered one of the best rooftop bars in Amsterdam. Realistically it’s central and easy to find. Plus since the rebrand you can now make reservations so you can book ahead instead of standing in line especially for sunset or a Friday/Saturday evening.
Zoku Amsterdam –
Weesperstraat 105, 1018 VN
Another hotel rooftop bar. This on is on top of the trendy and social apartment hotel Zoku Amsterdam where you find a large selection of rooftop spaces. It’s not as touristy as the Skylounge but then the view is less good being on the 6th floor on a main busy road. Although it does have a great view of the skinny bridge.
W Lounge at W Amsterdam –
Spuistraat 175, 1012 VN
Like the SkyLounge at the Hilton expect quite steep prices, but also a great vibe in the evening as it is a hotel bar. Definitely not here for the view but to have cocktails and atmosphere. Dress code is smart casual.